Worldwide Lab: Richard’s Benefits for International Clients

Even though Richard Photo Lab is a small company, homegrown in Southern California, we process and develop rolls of film from all over the world! Orders come to us every day from all over Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia, even South Africa...

Richard Photo Lab offers 35mm film, slide film, sheet film, and 120 film developing, film processing, and scanning your film for clients all over the world

So, why exactly would a photog want to send their film halfway around the world? Richard has some rad benefits for our international clients:

  1. We will hold your negatives for a year, for FREE! Instead of sending back your negatives for every order, racking up $40-50 shipping fees every single time, you’ll pay just one shipping fee, once a year.
  2. Since we have your negatives on file, it’s easier and faster for you to order rescans when you need them.
  3. We appreciate that you send us film from all around the world, and we understand that you might spend a good amount of money on shipping to us… That’s why each international shipment including an order (or orders) over $300 gets $25 off. Hopefully, that should cover your shipping cost. And maybe a candy bar, too, because… chocolate.
  4. We have been doing this for 40+ years, and our experienced team of experts are the best of the best. Top film photography names around the world trust us with their images, and that is something truly special.
  5. We are a one-stop shop. Discounted proof prints with your film services, retouch your digital files, and make them all match your style… No problem! Plus we sell fresh color negative and black & white film so you can resupply, too!

Okay, okay, it’s one thing for us to tell you why Richard rocks for international photogs, but it's quite another to hear it straight from our international clients! Here’s the worldwide word...

Film Photo by Greg Finck. Processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab

Greg Finck, France:

“There is no proposition on the French market (so far) for good professional labs. The demand is so low that the few labs there are, are very expensive (around $30 to process a roll), and the quality is not consistent.

Richard Photo Lab is the biggest name to me in the industry. I heard of them through the photos of Jose Villa, KT Merry or Tec Petaja, so I tested Richard with a first batch of film and could never go back. They deliver uncompromised high quality and amazing customer service, and that’s all I need for my business. I have access to a cheaper lab in Europe, but I have not been convinced by the quality and service so far.

A very important thing that Richard is offering is the prints that come with my scans. What’s more, having a lab in the States helps me in developing awareness in the US, and establishing me as a brand there; I’ve met a lot of wedding vendors and high-end photographers through my relationship with Richard, and it has definitely opened new business opportunities.”

Film Photo by Seth Mourra. Processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab

Seth Mourra - Feather and Stone Photography, Africa:

"We shoot for couples all over the world… We have to deliver the best to our clients, so we need a team that we can trust. Richard has the experience and systems in place; we sleep well knowing that our work is in experienced hands. Richard Photo Lab is a recognizable name, and as some of our clients are photographers themselves--it puts them at ease knowing that our work is going to some of the best in the industry."

Film Photo by Jemma Keech. Processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab

Jemma Keech, Australia:

“Very simply, I love Richard’s scans. I love the colours and tones they produce and also the quality and crispness. For me, it comes down to the end product, and I don't feel like there are any labs in my country that produce the beautiful scans Richard Photo Lab does. As both vendors & clients are becoming more aware of film shooters, lab names, and even film stocks, the Richard reputation also instills confidence.”

Film Photo by Johnny Patience. Processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab

Johnny Patience, Ireland:

"I use Richard because the quality of their results is unparalleled. There is no other lab on the face of the earth that is capable of delivering anything comparable to their results. I'm quality obsessed in regards to my workflow, and I believe that the results they deliver are a tremendously important factor. I also value the relationship (and friendship) and trust that has been built over working together so closely with Richard.”

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